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Science Courses-Faith Builders Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1: 60 hours (5-15 weeks).Version 2 and 3: 60 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates:
Version 1: August 2000 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - June 2008. Version 3: July 2008 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and discuss the significant terms and concepts of the natural sciences; describe the major contributions of key scientists; sketch the history of scientific advances; detail a Christian view of the issues raised by science; defend a Christian position on the creation-evolution controversy. Version 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and discuss major concepts and terms within the natural sciences; describe major contributions of key scientists; outline the history of scientific advances; articulate a Christian view of the issues raised by science; and defend a Christian position on the creation-evolution controversy.

Instruction:

Version 1, 2 and 3: Major topics covered in the course are Science and the Christian Worldview; the scientific method; stars and Cosmology; earth and the other planets; earth cycles; the universe; energy; electricity and magnetism; atoms and bonding; quantum mechanics; material properties; Ecology; cellular biology; genetics; creation and evolution; Theory of Relativity; science: origins and faith. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and lab. Evaluation criteria includes exams and projects.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Introduction to Science (12/03). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Survey of the Natural Sciences (04/07). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Survey of the Natural Sciences (11/10) (10/15 revalidation). NOTE: Version 3: If taken without the laboratory component: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Survey of the Natural Sciences.

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